1965 NASA Progress Report, from the Office of Space Science and Application. Produced by Norwood Studios, Inc. for the National Aeronautics and Space Association. Writer/Producer Lewis Baer, Editor Michael Ritter, Supervisors for Nasa Jack Posner and Alfred Rosenthal.
October 27, 2005 Subject:
This is similar to or exactly the film that used to run on an endless loop at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. I can remember field trips to that space exhibit back in elementary school. In that beautiful, gigantic marbled room there was also a display of an Atlas rocket that would "lift off" when you pressed a button, (complete with taped rumbling noise and a blinking floodlights!). The film was shown behind a makeshift heavy curtain, and there was a wood ramp, also a sign with a clock which the attendant would have to change for the "next show".
Well, something happened. The neighborhood went to hell, the budget ceased for the space museum, and the thing became locked in time. Even though we landed a man on the moon and had Space Shuttle successes, the museum stayed lost in 1966. On my last visit before they finally took it all down in the 90's, the Atlas rocket had an "out of order" sign on it, and the Highlights movie still played on and on, endlessly, without the curtains or attendant. Small children were playing tag and chased each other around the room. When they got to the ramp it made a huge booming sound. So much for the space program and this eerie, unwatchable film!
October 29, 2003 Subject:
It was a failure.. but a SUCCESSFUL failure!
A VERY teckie overview of just what the heck NASA was doing in 1965, in case you were suspicious. My guess is that this was made for government purposes, as the technical speak and the endless overview of satelite after satelite would bore the 1960's housewife very quickly. Although it gets tireing very quickly, it's fascincating to see how.. BUSY NASA was during that time. Nice animation too. The whole thing just reminds me of the (long gone) Disneyland ride called 'Mission To Mars'
Reviewer:Steve Nordby -
August 25, 2003 Subject:
Great stuff for space nuts
If you were over the age of 1 in the 60's, you remember how important the space program was, and this is NASA's recap of just one year, yet it seems like a heck of alot of stuff compared to what's going on almost 40 years later!